Shannon lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and daughter, after living in Baltimore almost killed her.

She has a B.S. degree from Towson University in Electronic Media & Film, and an M.B.A. from the University of Baltimore in Marketing.

She mostly writes nonfiction, including the unsolved true-crime of her mother, Teresa Schmansky. In 1989, Teresa was murdered, following documented instances of domestic violence.

Shannon is currently finalizing her first memoir.